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Impostor Syndrome is Evil and Universal

Impostor Syndrome is Evil and Universal

I saw an image floating around Facebook in the past week with some words from Neil Gaiman on Impostor Syndrome. He was attending where he didn’t feel like he measured up, despite his fame and success. Then in conversation with […]

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Ethics and Narrative

Ethics and Narrative

While planning my attendance schedule for When Words Collide, a panel I’d never heard mentioned before caught my eye: Ethics. No, I can’t imagine that would catch the eye of the majority of people, but I’m quirky that way. I […]

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Character Conflict: Divided Loyalties

Character Conflict: Divided Loyalties

To get through a story writing compelling characters, those characters all must have goals. They have things they want to obtain and people they want to protect. But what happens when those loyalties – those goals – come into conflict […]

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I Can’t: The Critic

The inner critic. We all have one. Some of us have been fortunate to find a sort of balance with ours, but I think we all invariably have moments of feeling like charlatans. Impostor Syndrome. Fraud police. Different names for the […]

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I Can’t: Setting Expectations

“I can’t.” Two of the hardest words to say or write, especially when we are setting our limits and expectations. We equate them with admission of failure, even when we’ve only been invited for a night out with friends. They’re […]

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Goals Update, The Second

Yesterday, we chucked Dad over the railing and spread his ashes. A thing my sisters and I had on our minds for the last five years, and we finally did it. We were laughing, too. Terribly appropriate, as he would […]

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